Sons of Anarchy

Season 3 Episode 1


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Sep 07, 2010 on FX



  • Trivia

    • In the beginning of the episode, Jax wears two rings in the shower. Half way in the episode when Jax visits his fathers grave he only wears one. Late in the episode when Jax places his hand on the coffin he also only wears one ring. --If you notice, when he is sitting in front of John Teller's grave, his one ring is sitting on top of the stone, possibly explaining why he is seen wearing only one from that point on

    • The episode title taken from one half of Jax's ring set, which was seen on his father's headstone. One half of the set displayed "SO", the other half "NS".

  • Quotes

    • Clay: Probably 40, 50 patches watching us right now. We represent the past, present, and future of this club. Sure, the Sons are a democratic nation, but everybody knows what happens in Charming sets the tone for every charter.
      Jax: And what's happening in Charming?
      Clay: You tell me. These men behind us, they love you. They respect you and they understand your grief. But they're also wondering what you're gonna do with it.
      Jax: That's my business.
      Clay: No it isn't. None of these guys are old enough to remember what happened to your old man and how he fell apart and lost focus when Thomas died.
      Jax: Yeah, well, I'm not my old man.
      Clay: I know that, but they don't. You gotta show 'em something. Make the hard choice, son.
      Jax: And what choice would that be?
      Clay: Either Abel is dead, and you want revenge, or he's alive, and you would kill to find him. Now if you can't make that decision, then you better get down on your hands and knees and pray for something to get you there fast.

    • Tara: I didn't come back to Charming because I was afraid of Kohn. And I didn't stay because of what we did to him.
      Jax: Doesn't matter now.
      Tara: When Donna was killed, those things you said to me in the hospital about my life being a series of hit and runs, that my face was the only one you saw.
      Jax: I shouldn't have said that.
      Tara: It was the truth. I have created this very serious life for myself. And when I'm inside it, I barely know myself. I have these moments sometimes in the middle of my surgeries when suddenly I'm aware of my hands, you know, doing these extraordinary things. And I think 'Whose hands are these? What am I doing here?'When I'm with you, I never ask that question.
      Jax: I'm not the answer. Look at me, look at this.
      Tara: I'm always looking at it. My brain never stops. Why am I here? Should I be here? Am I afraid to stay, afraid to go, afraid to be a mother? It's endless. I drive myself crazy.
      Jax: None of that matters.
      Tara: I know. That's become so clear to me. The noise doesn't matter. We don't know who we are until we're connected to someone else. We're just better human beings when we're with the person we're supposed to be with. I wasn't supposed to leave. I belong here.

    • Stahl: You know, I find it very hard to believe that you never bumped into Cameron Hayes before the other day. He's been in town for months running guns for your future father-in-law.
      Tara: And I find it hard to believe you've still got a badge after what you did to Gemma.

    • Jax: I'm sorry this happened. I had no right asking you for this.
      Tara: Asking me for what?
      Jax: Wanting you to stay be part of what I am; I didn't think it through. Obviously, I do that, I don't think s*** through and what it might do to other people.
      Tara: I'm not other people.
      Jax: You should have gone back to Chicago. That s*** that happened with Kohn should have been the end.
      Tara: You're not making sense.
      Jax: This has to be the end. You got to get out of Charming, away from me.

    • Car Owner: You stealing my car, b****?
      Gemma: No, I'm the valet, s***head!

    • Jacob: This is unbelievable. Archbishop Dome didn't get this kind of turnout when he passed.
      Hale: Makes folks a little nervous when they see SAMCRO vulnerable. It's not supposed to happen to them in Charming.
      Jacob: Well, they should get nervous. See these scumbags for what they really are.

    • Clay: Just a friendly visit, boys.
      Fester: Oh yeah? Why'd this guy try to blow our heads off, then?
      Bobby: Just trying to get your attention.
      Fester: Oh, well, you got it now!
      Bobby: I got his attention.
      Clay: I see that.

    • Agent Stahl:Lotta bad guys out there; sometimes the pursuit gets a little...messy. You know?
      Clay Morrow:That why your bosses pulled you off the Irish? 'Cause it got a little 'messy'? Seems like avoiding the bad shooting hit didn't do you much good, after all. All you did by framing Gemma was get a man killed and a baby kidnapped. Anything happens to my grandson...anything...I promise you, I'm gonna shove a gun barrel up that bony ass of yours and I'm gonna blow your black heart out.

    • Piney:Jax, we don't...uh...we don't have shrinks or priests. You don't want to talk to me, that's fine. But are you going to talk to somebody in this club...and work this shit out?
      Jax: I've been trying to find some kind of balance, Piney, right thing for my family, my club. Every time I think maybe I'm heading in the right direction. I end up in a place I never even knew could feel this bad. What did I do, man?
      Piney: Look, you're loyal, and decent, and love the right things. That's who John was, and I miss him.

  • Notes

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: A co teď? (And Now What?)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      New Zealand: May 18, 2011 on TV 3
      Czech Republic: July 3, 2011 on Prima COOL
      Finland: December 29, 2011 on Sub

    • Featured Music:
      "No Milk Today" by Joshua James and the Forest Rangers
      "Home Invasion" by The Chimpz
      "Sunset To Dawn" by The Sadies
      "Dad's Gonna Kill Me" by Richard Thompson

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